K.C. Narayana entered the Government Service through
APPSC, in which too he stood first, at the age of 22
years in the
department of Employment and training.
During his long innings of government service
spanning over 36 years, Sri. K.C. Narayana held
several important and distinguished positions
Important Positions held:
- District Employment Officer 1961-1972
He was one of the pioneers in Vocational Guidance in
the country and he worked both in the Government
Institutions and Universities in collaboration with
other researchers in the field of educational,
vocational and clinic guidance.
During this period he was instrumental to start 2
University Employment and Guidance Bureaux.
Conducted university alumni surveys on employment
S.V.U. Graduates continuously for 5 years
in collaboration with Dr. S.Subbaramayya, Professor
of Economics and Dr. S.Narayanarao, Professor of
Psychology during 1965 to 1970. The survey was well
appreciated by the
U.G.C. and Director General of
Employment and training, New Delhi. The Institute of
Manpower research Institute also sent a letter of
appreciation for the quick work done.
Developed career literature, organized guidance
seminars, workshops, and talks and coordinated with
employers in public and private sectors in the
matters of recruitment.
- Regional Employment Officer, 1972-1978 Hyderabad
He managed very efficiently the biggest employment
exchange in the state of A.P. and enforced the
E.E.(CNV) Act of 1959
[ During the period 1978-1982 Sri. K.C. Narayana held
very important and most sensitive positions. Firstly
as a ‘Private Secretary’ to the Chairman,
Rayalaseema Development Committee and subsequently
as Private Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs) to the
then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. These roles
he played excellently with utmost dignity, maturity
and sagacity ]
- Private secretary to
Chairman, Rayalaseema Planning and Development
- Private secretary to
the Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh: 1980-1982
- Personal officer AP
- Deputy Director -
Directorate of Employment and Training -
- Managing Director -
Directorate of Employment and Training
- Joint Director -
Directorate of Employment and Training
- Head of the department
as Additional Director - Directorate of
Employment and Training, Govt of Andhra Pradesh
- 1993- 1997
On attaining the age of superannuation,
he retired from service on 30.6.1997 after a
meritorious service of 36 years.
During his service in the Department of employment
he was solely responsible for computerizing all the
employment exchanges in the State of A.P. that
attracted the attention of the
I.L.O which held an
international seminar at Hyderabad. He oversaw the
functioning of the Career Study Centre which was
responsible for bringing out several career
publications. He managed excellently the entire
department to the satisfaction of everybody. He
prepared manuals for the functioning of the
Department. He got issued the rules and regulations
of service of the department which were being
contested by the employee unions for over 3 decades.
His contributions to this department are
out-standing. He was honest to the core and every
subordinate of his had to be on heels always and
alert to keep pace with his speed, perfection and
diligence. He was a master in every aspect.
Mr. Md. Ibrahim Khan, Deputy Director, Dept. of Emp.
& Trg. A.P. on the eve of the retirement of
Sri K.C.Narayana observed:
- “The like of him, I am sure, we will never be able
to see again.”
- “An officer without a match and beyond compare, Sri.
K.C. Narayana has carved out for himself a unique
place on a high pedestal, which any one hardly can
reach for years to come.”
- “For officers like us, at the Directorate, each day
was a day of education. Each hour was an hour of
unique experience and enlightenment with Sri.K.C.N.
garu as our mentor and reformer.”
- “He did not belong to the Indian administrative
Service but, the Indian administrative service has
been enriched by his administrative acumen and
- “Corruption has never touched him. Vindictiveness is
unknown to him. His kindness is indisputable. His
helpful nature is apparent in all his actions. His
academic excellence is well acknowledged. His
command over computer service is unchallengeable.”
In the words of another colleague at the farewell
function by Telangana Non Gazetted Officers’
Association on 30.6.1997:
- “This also marks the end of an era of dedication,
discipline, sincerity and hard work…….”
- “Sri K.C.Narayana is an institution in himself and
he nurtured these ethics and is exponent of them.
The void due to his retirement is difficult to
- “He is work minded to the extent of worship. He has
really proved himself worthy of the proverb “WORK IS
WORSHIP.” The department has benefited much from his
experience and Administrative Sagacity.”
- With the famous urdu couplet.
“Hazaron sal nargis apni benuri pe roti hai
bari mushkil se hota hai chaman mein didawar paida.”
- “There is a generation gap between him and others
and this department requires a generation to produce
These are not mere encomiums that were showered.
They are true, real and bear testimony.
From these sentences quoted above it is quite
evident what type of multi-faceted personality is
Sri K.C. Narayana.
He has been a good student, excellent administrator,
educationist, psychologist, philosopher and guide to
everyone all through his career. He displayed his
originality in everything he did for the good of the
department, practiced honestly to the core, enforced
discipline and won the hearts of all. His apparent
harshness and irritability are reactions to
imperfection, slipshod way of working, lack of
seriousness in others and his committed endeavour
for their improvement. His heart is extremely soft,
noble and accommodates only love and concern for
This is one aspect of the personality of Sri. K.C. Narayana. As has been indicated earlier he is
“a sage in the offing” When he first came in contact
with the greatest spiritual Master in the human
Pujya Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj of
Shahjahanpur (U.P) at an early age of 18 years, his
other half of the personality started developing
i.e. the “Spiritual Side”.